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News from my end

Hi there, Is it possible to feel very happy and very sad both at the same time? I have discovered it perfectly is possible! The  very happy news is I am relocating back to India. ( Phoren country desi dil was a post I wrote some time back. I do love my country totally ) The  sad news is I will be leaving UK. ( The saddest thing for me was that I had to give away my pet-- Sparkle. ( Yeah, I know I will get over it and I know I will be fine, but it is still hard ) A friend  asked how it is possible to feel sad and happy. It is. Moving two houses in the same city  or even moving to a different city within a country, is just not the same as moving countries. Moving from your home country to another which is a completely different world, adapting to a completely new way of life  and then making that  new country your home--well, you understand it when you have done it.(and it is not easy at all). The experience has indeed  been an eye opener in many ways. It has be

Things you never notice .Wordless Wednesday 25

This is my entry for Wordless Wednesday Sometimes you have to see the world through the eyes of a child and then you see things you have never seen before. My niece Gia (need I say I totally adore her? :-)) turns four tomorrow. Happy Birthday Gia! _________________________________________ For my other portraits click here . [And yes I do commissions if you want a pencil portrait  as a unique  gift to that special someone. I work from photos  which can be e-mailed to me. I use Extra smooth Bristol Board 100% acid free, A3 size paper which is of the highest professional quality (and it will last for centuries). You can mail me (on ps at preetishenoy dot com ) for rates if you are interested.]

A time travel tag

Sunday Stealing had this really interesting Time traveller meme going. It was hard to resist :-) It was written by Emily Barton from telcommuter talk. Sunday Stealing: The Time Traveler Meme Emily's Rules: 1. Depending on your age, go back 10, 15, 20, or even more years. 2. Tell us how many years back you have travelled and why. 3. Pretend you have met yourself during that era, and tell us where you are. 4. You only have one "date" with this former self. 5. Answer these questions. Okay, as we start, what year is it and how old are you? My answer:  It is  January 1995 and I am 23 years old. I have gone back 15 years because that is indeed a good amount of time to go back in, and  it is indeed very good to ruminate over what a long way I have come. I am in Mumbai, working at a Corporate job, really enjoying it, and have been made another  job offer  which I am considering hard. I travel by Mumbai local trains to office. I have to take a bus and then change t

Find yourself

   A conversation I had with a one of  my closest friends last evening set me thinking. Most of us, as adults today, have corporate jobs, or are doctors or accountants or lawyers or home makers or other such things. On the face of it, we all fit into Society's concept of  'successful adults'. By 'successful' I mean, 'well adjusted' or in other words, 'boxed-in'. Why is it that we have very few creative thinkers? How many of us can claim to have done something original? By creative, I don't just mean creating a work of Art .(Not everybody has an inclination or an aptitude but my firm belief is that every single person can be taught  Art if they have a willingness to learn, even if you cannot draw a straight line. But more on that perhaps in a later post.) By creativity I mean originality of thinking. I quote the following  from this  site What is creativity? Creativity is the bringing into being of something which did not exist befor